Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

When you have a chance, please check out Mindy’s Return to Sender! It’s her debut fiction novel and is absolutely worth reading! Mindy combines a thrilling story with literary prose and beautiful imagery. Her characters are unique and interesting and you’ll want to find out what happens to them! And, Mindy is an absolutely fantastic woman! She’s so generously given time and expertise to me which has been invaluable!

Literary Liaisons

This is  a re-post from my blog tour. Today’s host is Archaeolibrarian.

Grief Containers

By Mindy Halleck

One of the themes in Return To Sender (RTS) surrounds the topic of coping and healing from grief, which I know well. I became interested in how people deal with loss when my cousin who was like a sister to me, died in 1996. Her

Me at Willamette Writer's, Cynthia Whitcom house. Me at Willamette Writer’s, Cynthia Whitcom house.

death left me in a maelstrom of depression, a sense of my own mortality that frightened me to the core. We were the same age.

Soon after her funeral I traveled to our ancestral homeland, Ireland, to grieve and to write. I did a one month writer’s residence and met the most remarkable people.  Most were poets, singers and writers – all tragic bards in some stage of grieving a loss. But the rest were fishermen, cab and bus drivers, bartenders…

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